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    Sale 2170

    Important Botanical Books

    24 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 76

    DURANTE, Castore. Herbario novo... Venice: Sessa, 1602.

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    DURANTE, Castore. Herbario novo... Venice: Sessa, 1602.

    2o (320 x 223 mm). Title printed in red and black, woodcut printer's device on title and at end, 2 woodcut portraits on title verso, 965 woodcuts in text, and 110 added woodcuts on 10 leaves at end. Contemporary limp vellum (endpapers renewed).

    Second edition of Durante's herbal, enlarged with the suite of 110 woodcuts at the end which had not appeared in the first edition (1585). Woodcut printer's device on title and at end, 2 woodcut portraits on title verso, 965 woodcuts in text, and 110 added woodcuts on 10 leaves at end. Nissen BBI 569.


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